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Groovystuff to introduce reclaimed steel drum Moonshine Collection at Las Vegas Market

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Groovystuff announced that it will launch a new product discounting program for retailers and contract buyers attending the Las Vegas World Market January 28 - February 1, 2013 in addition to debuting the next market trend of eco-friendly consumer products with the Moonshine Collection.

Market attendees will be the first to see the collection, an array of over 50 new items from the Chris Bruning Signature Series of designer products. The Moonshine Collection is the next trend in sustainable home furniture, lighting and home décor. The Groovystuff metal art peace signs and steel barrel mirrors are part of the debut of the collection, adding a dash of color to the neutral palette of reclaimed materials found on the market today. From brilliant blues to various shades of red, orange, yellow, and green, each piece meets the latest consumer demand for sustainable products with a vibrant flair.

Steel drums are still used in many parts of the world and when these barrels reach the end of their lifecycle, Groovystuff reclaims this obsolete and discarded material and transforms it into furniture, lighting and home décor. According to Time Magazine’s, “A Brief History of The Oil Barrel," the barrel has been the industry's standard since the mid-1800s when overwhelmed Pennsylvania oilmen used whiskey barrels to collect oil after striking their first gushers. Today, crude oil travels by tankers and pipelines, but thanks to the early Pennsylvania whiskey distillers, oil is still measured by the 42-gallon barrel on the world market today.

Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, the Groovystuff reclaimed steel drum Moonshine Collection is part of the next generation of products that sets the trend for 2013. The collection includes furniture, home decor, lighting, bars, bar tables and chairs, wall decor, and mirrors.

The new Groovystuff Discount Buyer Program gives retailers deeper discounts with single item purchases in addition to a zero minimum for contract and design professionals. “The timing of the new Groovystuff Discount Buyer Program for 2013 coupled with the launch of The Moonshine Collection couldn't be better!” says owner, Chris Bruning. Launched exclussively for the Las Vegas World Market attendees only, the Groovystuff Discount Buyer Program applies a premium mark down percentage for stocking purchase orders, quantity purchasing, and container/truck load direct shipments. Financing through Lyon Credit is also available.

About the company: Founded in 1998 by Chris Bruning, Groovystuff designs, produces, and distributes unique reclaimed teakwood home furnishings at upper-medium and high-end price points. Based in Dallas, it has permanent showrooms in High Point, NC (The Suites at Market Square, G-1025), Las Vegas (World Market Center, B-146), and once a year at the International Causal Furniture Market in Chicago, IL (The Merchandise Mart, No. 8-9036A). Groovystuff is also a major sponsor of “The University Hall of Innovation & Job Creation,” a non-profit founded in 2012 by Chris Bruning that improves the competitiveness of consumer products here in the US by supplying the residential home furnishings industry with the most current education, research, market statistics, technology, product design and innovation, as well as a revolving human resource of graduates from the educational programs and universities that service our industry. For more information, please visit www.groovystuff.com or www.facebook.com/groovystuff.

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